National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1445
Subject/Title:
Mayes, Ellen McGuire
Artist:Cooper, Washington B. (attrib.)
Date Created:ca. 1840
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:46 x 39
Image Dimensions:40 x 32
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:30 May 2008
Condition:Fair

Description:Portrait of a young woman wearing black dress with white lace under-bodice, three-quarter length sleeves and red neck bow. Sitting in red backed chair with left arm resting on table. Rectangular ornate gilt-gesso frame with image in oval center.
History of Work:
Notes:Ellen McGuire Mayes (1817-1890) was the daughter of Patrick McGuire, a wealthy Columbia businessman. She married Roger Bradley Mayes in 1834 and the couple lived a home built for them by her father. The home, now known as the Mayes-Frierson Home still stands on West 6th Street in Columbia, Tennessee.

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